Jan. 22, 2018 

Museum News

Shari Buss, Director

Dane G. Hansen Museum

110 W. Main, P.O. Box 187

Logan, KS  67646

 

 

Sunday, January 21st, the question of the day was do we have dance class or do we not?  The predicted blizzard had everyone in a quandary.  Thankfully, instructor Kerry Ferguson, is adept at reading radar and decided dance class could beat the predicted blizzard and he was right!  A few students coming from the west decided not to make the trip over, but no worries, Kerry will get them up to speed next Sunday.  There are seven more dance classes scheduled so there is still time to join and sharpen your dance skills.  Interested, call the Museum at 785-689-4846.

Dance Class participants:  Mariana & Mike Kemper, Dezi & Kerry Ferguson, Barb & Arlen Ruhnke, Shirley & Art Hendrickson, Linda & Lloyd Toll, Sue & Mark LeSage, & Roy L. Acheson & Lynnette Goodro

Jessie Montes, artist of our current exhibit, The Art of Jessies Montes, knew how to make the most of life.  Many would consider growing up in poverty to be a hinderance, but Montes credits his early poverty as the start of his creativity.  This early lack of material goods taught Montes to be resourceful, a skill Montes incorporated into his artwork. Montes’ art is made from cardboard, acrylic paint, and glue. The cardboard was all recycled; in fact, his early pieces were made from pizza boxes. At the beginning of his artistic journey, Montes was working as a custodian in a high school and the students there saved their pizza boxes for him.  Montes’ cardboard creations are incredible.  This is an exhibit that will open viewers to a whole new dimension of art.  It really is a must-see exhibition!

Arliss Hatcher & Sue Dulaney of Phillipsburg, viewing The Art of Jessie Montes

February 17 & 18 the Museum welcomes Joy of Painting instructors, Sandy Seamone and TR Matthews back to the Museum.  February’s Joy of Painting participants will be painting “Two Falls” and “Happy Cow”. Student registration forms are available on the Dane G. Hansen Museum Facebook page and at www.hansenmuseum.org under the Classes and Workshops menu.

Gale Lohrmeyer, January’s Artist of the Month, makes amazing wooden toys.  These combines, dozers, skid loaders, graders, excavators, cars, cranes, and cattle trucks have all the movable parts required to make these toys full functioning. Not only beautifully made, but also an incredible value - you won’t find a better price for the workmanship and quality.  Gale’s work will be on display and available for purchase during the month of January.

Julie Becker and Shirley Hendrix of Plainville check out Artist of the Month, Gale Lohrmeyer’s hand-crafted toys

The Art of Jessie Montes will be on view at the Dane G. Hansen Museum until February 4, 2018. The Museum is located at 110 W. Main Street, Logan, Kansas. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9-12 & 1-4; Saturday 9-12 & 1-5; Sunday & holidays 1-5. We are handicapped accessible and thanks to the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, there is never an admission fee. For more information, please call 785-689-4846. We hope to see you at the Museum!